Tennessee Handgun Carry Class




To obtain a handgun carry permit in Tennessee, you must first successfully complete a handgun safety course offered by a handgun safety school that is certified by the Department of Safety.

You will need to bring with you the original copy of your safety course completion certificate, proof of US Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency, photo identification such as your Driver License, and NON-REFUNDABLE permit fee. The permit fee will be based on the applicant’s date of birth and their next age divisible by five. (For example, age 25, 30, 35…etc.)

When your application is processed at the Driver Service Center, you will be given instructions on being fingerprinted.

You must also pre-register with the state of Tennessee at this link to get a confirmation code we’ll need to submit your scores to the state.

Even though a person has a permit and is authorized to possess or carry a firearm pursuant to TCA 39-17-1315 or 39-17-1351, there are restrictions as to where firearms may be carried. Additional information pertaining to possession of and carrying a firearm are listed by Tennessee Code Annotated and subject matter. More information can be obtained online from the Tennessee Code Annotated lookup (this link is to LexisNexis site external to Tennessee Department of Safety website).

Note: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of class, park in the rear of the building and use rear entrance, and leave any and all firearms and ammo in personal vehicles until classroom portion of the class is over and we move to the range portion.

Additional information


11/13 10am-6pm